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Jim Hoste, PhD
Professor of Mathematics

Jim Hoste, PhD

    With Pitzer Since: 1989
    Field Group: Mathematics
    Campus Address: Bernard 205
    Phone: 909.607.3258

    Ph.D., University of Utah
    A.B., M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests:

Low-dimensional topology, knot theory, computer applications to topology

Selected Publications:

  • "Epimorphisms and Boundary Slopes of 2-bridge Knots," Algebraic and Geometric Topology, vol.10 (2010). With P. D. Shanahan.
  • "Sampling Lissajous and Fourier Knots," Journal of Experimental Mathematics, vol.18, no.4 (2009). With A. Boocher, G. Daigle and W. Zhang.
  • "Torus Knots Are Fourier-(1, 1, 2) Knots," Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, vol.18, no.2 (2009).
  • Mathematica Demystified. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009.
  • "Lissajous Knots and Knots with Lissajous Projections," Kobe Journal of Math, vol.24, no.2 (February 2007). With L. Zirbel.
  • “Commensurability Classes of Twist Knots,” Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, vol.14, no.1 (February 2005).

Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks:

  • "Lissajous, Fourier and Chebyshev Knots," paper presented at the Claremont Colleges Mathematics Colloquium, Claremont, CA, April 2009.
  • "Lissajous and Fourier Knots," paper presented at the Oklahoma State University Mathematics Colloquium, Stillwater, OK, November 2008.
  • "On the Partial Ordering of 2-Bridge Knots," paper presented at the 11th Chico Topology Conference and 40-th Cascade Topology Seminar, California State University Chico, Chico, CA, May 2008.

Selected Grants, Honors, and Awards:

  • Chair, Committee on the Profession, American Mathematical Society, 2007-08.

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